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More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by engineerboat(m): 4:09pm On Mar 08
More than 500 Canadian doctors, as well as over 150 medical students, have signed a public letter protesting the recent government’ policy to increase their pay. “We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations,” the letter says. The group complain that they don’t consider it appropriate to receive increased pay while the nurses and the patients suffer. “These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks and other professionals face very difficult working conditions, while our patients live with the lack of access to required services because of the drastic cuts in recent years and the centralization of power in the Ministry of Health,” reads the letter, which was published February 25.

“The only thing that seems to be immune to the cuts is our remuneration,” the letter says. Canada has a public health system which provides “universal coverage for medically necessary health care services provided on the basis of need, rather than the ability to pay,” the government’s website says.

The 213 general practitioners, 184 specialists, 149 resident medical doctors and 162 medical students want the money used for their raises to be returned to the system instead.

“We believe that there is a way to redistribute the resources of the Quebec health system to promote the health of the population and meet the needs of patients without pushing workers to the end,” the letter says. “We, Quebec doctors, are asking that the salary increases granted to physicians be canceled and that the resources of the system be better distributed for the good of the health care workers and to provide health services worthy to the people of Quebec.”

A physician in Canada is paid $260,924 ($339,000 Canadian) for clinical services by the government’s Ministry of Health per year on average, according to a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information published in September 2017. On average, a family physician is paid $211,717 ($275,000 Canadian) for clinical services and a surgical specialist is paid $354,915 ($461,000 Canadian), according to the same report.

This is total gross pay, however, and does not take into account overhead each doctor pays to operate, as the Canadian Institute for Health Information is careful to point out to CNBC Make It. In May 2016, one physician publicly broke down the cost of running his family practice, and though he brought in $231,033 ($300,000 Canadian), he was left with $136,906 ($177,876 Canadian) after subtracting his business expenses — but before taxes and employment benefits are taken out. The cost of medical school in Canada is subsidized by provincial governments, according to The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. The cost varies depending on whether a student is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or foreign student and the particular school. For Canadian citizens or permanent residents, tuition for the first year of medical school ranges from $2567 ($3,334 Canadian) to $20,064 ($26,056 Canadian), according to The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s website.

The same group, the Médecins Québécois pour le Régime Public (MQRP), that published the aforementioned public letter, also published a letter on February 17 opposing $500 million worth of pay increases for specialist doctors. The group called the pay increase “indecent.” And on February 1, the MQRP published a letter denouncing working conditions of nurses. “The nurses are exhausted by a heavy workload. They argue that the chronic lack of staff and the fatigue caused by repeated overtime, sometimes mandatory, for lack of replacement of the team, have an impact on the safety of patient care,” the letter says.

http://www.correctng.com/500-canadian-doctors-protest-raises-say-theyre-paid-much/

Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by Obdk: 5:04pm On Mar 08
story 4 d gods
Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by marsoden: 6:12pm On Mar 08
Chineke!!!!

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Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by yemiosinbajo: 6:34pm On Mar 08
Naija doctors reading this thread like...(someone should attach the right meme pls)

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Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by Nyerhovwo101(m): 7:43pm On Mar 08
Is this for real? I can't believe it. There must be a typo error some where

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Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by writeprof(m): 7:53pm On Mar 08
Well, it's not impossible in a society where people know life does not consist in acquisition and showoff but selflessness and contentment. So, I may not doubt this news.

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Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by Pepsi101: 7:56pm On Mar 08
Naija doctors be like,these Canadian doctors are dumb.

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Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by Stallion93(m): 8:34pm On Mar 08
Naija news blogs, pls borrow some sense from CNN and make headlines like this, all story just in 3lines

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Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by lilkech(m): 9:01pm On Mar 08
wow! If it was in Nigeria each of those protesting practitioners would have been suspended or sacked for having a conscience

Imagine being paid N105 million annually... here our doctors strike for not being paid year in year out

there are some news I read that makes me to just drop my phone, fold my hands, take a deep breath and ....

savor exquisite experience of being in a sh1th0le GPS location
Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by valentineuwakwe(m): 9:10pm On Mar 08
can this happen in my naija? how I wish the national assembly members can copy this act....it will make sense...
Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by frostland(m): 9:11pm On Mar 08
Wow I can imagine hw many Nigerian doctors that jst wish to be in Canada
Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by fergie001(m): 9:12pm On Mar 08
yemiosinbajo:
Naija doctors reading this thread like...(someone should attach the right meme pls)

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Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by yemiosinbajo: 9:16pm On Mar 08
[quote author=fergie001 post=65676415][/quote]

Lol, guy your head dey there grin
Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by yemiosinbajo: 9:18pm On Mar 08
valentineuwakwe:
can this happen in my naija? how I wish the national assembly members can copy this act....it will make sense...
What?? You mean you wish the national assembly could multiply doctors' pay at the expense of the patients and other health workers
Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by fergie001(m): 9:59pm On Mar 08
yemiosinbajo:


Lol, guy your head dey there grin
The thing shock me honestly

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Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by omowolewa: 10:12pm On Mar 08
Canadian visa please
Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by swagguElite(m): 2:04am On Mar 09
This is so weird! ....protesting ....coz the money given is too much!
....unbelievable! ....living in Nigeria can make one realise dat the opposite of doing the right thing ... is the right thing!

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Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by DavidEsq(m): 6:23am On Mar 09
yemiosinbajo:
Naija doctors reading this thread like...(someone should attach the right meme pls)

Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by pweshdodo(m): 6:38am On Mar 09
How can I make ftc
Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by highqueen(f): 6:40am On Mar 09
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Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by Accumulation: 7:16am On Mar 09
[s][/s]Nigeria has become a country synonymous to money, imagine such a thing happening in Canada whereas even if you increase our salary by 70% it's not enough for my people.
Re: More Than 500 Canadian Doctors Protest Raises, Say They’re Being Paid Too Much by lalasticlala(m): 7:41am On Mar 09

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